Masks required at Lake County schools with higher COVID transmission rates

On Thursday, the Lake County School Board approved a mask requirement for schools with higher transmission rates of COVID-19. 

According to the school board, masks are required at schools with 5-percent or more of students and staff testing positive for COVID-19. 

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There is a parental opt-out option. 

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